Harlem Congressman Charles Rangel is fighting back against lawmakers who censured him for financial misconduct.
The 82-year-old was censured in 2010 for failing to pay taxes on a rental property in the Dominican Republic, and for using official letterhead to raise funds for a center named after him.
Now Rangel has filed a federal lawsuit claiming members of the House Ethics Committee deliberately withheld evidence of misconduct in how the investigation was conducted.
Rangel says if he had known about the alleged mishandling of the case, he would have filed a motion to dismiss it.
Among the defendants named in the lawsuit are House Speaker John Boehner and then-Ethics Committee chairwoman Zoe Lofgren.